BOOKS FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND POLICYMAKERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Stylus Publishing, LLC
Founded in 1996, Stylus’ publishing focuses on higher education, covering such areas as teaching and learning, student affairs, professional development, service learning and community engagement, study abroad, assessment, online learning, racial diversity on campus, women’s issues, doctoral education, and leadership and administration. Stylus is the official distributor of the book programs of ACPA, Campus Compact, and the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.
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Reframing Assessment to Center Equity
Featuring authors Gavin W. Henning, Gianina R. Baker, Natasha A. Jankowski, Anne E. Lundquist and Erick Montenegro
When: Wednesday, June 15th
1pm ET / 10am PT
The intersection of equity and assessment is one of the most important, consequential, and hot topics in assessment practice. In this webinar, the authors of Reframing Assessment to Center Equity: Theories, Models, and Practices in US Higher Education, discuss an overview of the book and its chapters, introduce key concepts related to equity-centered assessment, share exemplars of equity-centered assessment in action, and provide future directions for assessment with equity at the center.
The "What" and the "Why" of Doing Social Justice Education
Featuring author D. Scott Tharp
When: Tuesday, June 14th
1pm ET / 10am PT
Leading diversity and social justice education initiatives with intention and integrity require staff to make choices about how we approach this work. These choices include what types of initiatives we host, the focus of our efforts, how we engage learners, and ways to collect evidence of its impact on learning. You cannot follow a canned template, but need to craft your own experience to meet the needs before you.
In this webinar, D. Scott Tharp, the author of the book Doing Social Justice Education: A Practitioner's Guide for Workshops and Structured Conversations will provide an overview of the book, discuss key steps in the design and assessment process along with their relevance, and answer questions from participants.
Co-hosted with NASPA Region IV-East
Due to illness, our Leadership in Higher Education With Our Feet Firmly Planted in Quicksand webinar with authors Brent Ruben, Richard De Lisi, and Ralph Gigliotti for Tuesday, June 7th will be rescheduled.
Once the new date is announced, we will contact all event registrants with the new information and link.
~The Stylus Team
Join co-editors Erin Bentrim and Gavin Henning for our next Stylus author webinar!
The Impact of Sense of Belonging in College: Implications for Student Persistence, Retention, and Success
When: Wednesday, 5/11
1pm ET /10am PT
Sense of belonging is a construct distinct from involvement and engagement and is experienced differently by college students, based on their multiple and intersecting identities. But, similar to involvement and engagement, there are benefits of experiencing sense of belonging in college for student success including persistence and completion.
In this webinar, editors and authors of the new book, The Impact of Sense of Belonging in College: Implications for Student Persistence, Retention, and Success, will provide an overview of the book, discuss the differential impact of sense of belonging, and answer questions from participants.
Register at: http://ow.ly/LqKH50IWZK9
Following Learning-Centered Principles for More Equitable Online Teaching
Featuring authors Phyllis Blumberg and Kevin Kelly
When: Wednesday, April 6th
12pm ET / 9am PT
In this interactive webinar session, we will discuss twelve essential learning-centered actions described in Making Learning-Centered Teaching Work (Stylus, 2019). These learning-centered teaching actions are integrated with the Community of Inquiry model, a commonly used framework in online education. We will focus on answering participants’ questions about how to implement learning-centered principles for more equitable teaching in online, hybrid and in-person environments. Together we will share implementation tools, strategies and examples.
Intended audience: All faculty, especially faculty who are new to teaching online and faculty who want to improve their teaching.
Investing in the Educational Success of Black Women and Girls Book Launch
Thursday, Mar 17, 2022
12PM ET / 9AM PT
Join co-editors Lori Patton Davis, Charlotte E. Jacobs, and Venus Evans-Winters as they celebrate the release of their newest book, Investing in the Educational Success of Black Women and Girls.
This virtual book launch will include conversations with the co-editors and several of the book contributors, including Dr. Janice Byrd, Dr. Christa Porter, Dr. Vivian Anderson, Dr. Maisha T. Winn, Dr. Monique Lane, Dr. Tiffany Steele.
We will also have a book giveaway during the live event!
Register via Zoom.
Exploring Insights and Tools from #Multiracial Experiences in HigherEd: Contesting Knowledge, Honoring Voice, and Innovating Practice
When: Thursday, 2/17
12pm ET/ 9am PT
This webinar highlights how the experiences of diverse Multiracial students, staff, and faculty can enhance our understanding of systemic oppression, social identity, exclusion and belonging, and institutional change. Drawing on chapters from each of the three sections of the book, the volume editors and select contributors provide concrete examples of constructs and tools that can be used in DEI efforts across multiple areas of campus life and illustrate how knowledge gleaned from Multiracial experiences can advance inclusion and social change for all people. This session uses presentation, storytelling, and an interactive question and answer segment.
Leading discussion will be co-editors Marc P. Johnston-Guerrero and Charmaine L. Wijeyesinghe. Participating authors will be Nick Davis, Chelsea Guillermo-Wann, and Maxwell Pereyra.
Multiracial Experiences in Higher Education: Contesting Knowledge, Honoring Voice, and Innovating Practice was published in February 2021.
International Higher Education: The Big Picture
When: January 26, 2022
1:00pm ET/ 10:00am PT
Register here for this free Zoom webinar event.
International higher education has evolved, in some respects, dramatically, over the last decade. Issues, trends and practices have been transformed by one of the most dynamic and tumultuous periods in the history of international higher education, brought on by the pandemic, a re-emergence of nationalism and the recognition of the power imbalances between the developed economics and the global south, and racial inequities within and across borders.
Join the editors of the Handbook of International Higher Education, Second Edition in this first webinar in a series to discuss the big picture of international higher education in moving forward into a post pandemic future.
Co-hosted with the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA).
Join us for our last Stylus Author Webinar of the year!
Neighborhood Democracy: Building Anchor Partnerships Between Colleges And Their Local Communities
Featuring author Richard Guarasci, with Tim Gannon and Pedro Santiago
When: Wednesday, 11/10
12pm ET / 9am PT
Richard Guarasci, author of the forthcoming book, Neighborhood Democracy, will be discussing the critical role of higher education in supporting and sustaining an equitable and vibrant American democracy. He will focus on the growing movement of university-neighborhood anchor partnerships as a means to better prepare K-16 students as learners and civic leaders.
Join us for our next Student Affairs author webinar!
The Missing Competency: The Integrated Model for Program Development
Featuring authors Sharon A. Aiken-Wisniewski, Deborah J. Taub and Rich Whitney
When: Wednesday, 10/27
1pm ET/10am PT
Despite the volume of programs that student affairs professionals plan and implement, programming is not apparent in our professional competencies. In this webinar, our authors will present the Integrated Model for Program Development. The model provides a step-by-step guide that takes student affairs professionals from the idea for a program through implementation to using assessment to refine and improve the program for the future.
Register on Zoom.
Read more about The Missing Competency on the book page.
Join us for the virtual book launch of Design Thinking in Student Affairs!
November 4th at 8 p.m. ET
We will be hosting a virtual book launch to hear from the authors, students, and experts about how this book can help you in your work. Written by Julia Allworth, Lesley D'Souza, and Gavin Henning, this book focuses on how practitioners can structure empathy into their work, and design systems that meet the true needs of students. A link to the virtual event will be sent in a reminder a few days prior to the event.
Rad more about the Design Thinking in Student Affairs on the book page.
Join authors Kris Renn and Bob Reason for a discussion of what’s new in research and theory about college students in the US.
When: Thursday, Oct 14, 2021
1PM ET / 10AM PT
They will provide an overview of the content of the second edition of their popular book, College Students in the US, present highlights of the latest information about college students, and offer insight on how higher education institutions can and should promote student success defined as learning, development, and wellbeing. There will be time for discussion with webinar participants.
We're excited to announce our next Stylus Author Webinar!
Esports in Higher Education: First Steps and Next Steps
When: Thursday, July 22
2pm ET / 11am PT
Join Ryan Arnett, Charles Hueber, and George McClellan, co-authors of Esports in Higher Education: Fostering Successful Student-Athletes and Successful Programs, for this interactive discussion about the why, how, and what of building esports programs on your campus. The session will also include information on potential legal, policy, and practice pitfalls that can spell trouble for esports programs.
What Inclusive Instructors Do
Wednesday, May 19th
12pm ET / 9am PT / 6am HT
What do inclusive instructors do to create equitable and welcoming environments for their learners? During this webinar, the authors of What Inclusive Instructors Do: Principles and Practices for Excellence in College Teaching will discuss the small steps instructors can take to foster more inclusive classrooms based on the findings of a national study and evidence from the literature.
Register for this free event via Zoom: https://t.co/TWhZHhES5K
Visit the Stylus Webinar Series page for more upcoming events.
Incorporating social class supports across the academy
Strategies for retention and success in academic and student affairs
When: Wednesday, May 12th
1pm ET/ 10am PT
Register here for this free webinar.
Lead editors Georgianna Martin and Sonja Ardoin will be introducing their new book, Social Class Supports, discussing concrete examples of supports with chapter author panelists, and taking questions about how institutions can build and strengthen initiatives to raise class consciousness, reduce classism, and advance social class equity.
Social Class Supports presents a comprehensive range of strategies that provide the fundamental supports that poor and working class students need to succeed, while at the same time dismantling the inequitable, systemic barriers that make college difficult to navigate.
Integrative Learning 101: How to Help College Students Connect Learning Across Contexts
When: Wednesday, April 28
1pm ET/ 10am PT
Registration is required for this FREE event.
Register here via Zoom.
How can you help your students connect learning across contexts?
Join Dr. Jim Barber for a discussion of integrated learning and the five practices that he’s found useful for promoting the integration of learning for college students. This webinar will feature practical, research-based strategies for facilitating and assessing integration of learning from his new book that you can put to use right away. This book and webinar are designed for college educators broadly (faculty, student affairs professionals, coaches, administrators, etc.), but anyone interested in college student teaching and learning will benefit.
His book, Facilitating the Integration of Learning: Five Research-Based Practices to Help College Students Connect Learning Across Disciplines and Lived Experience, was published in October 2020 by Stylus Publishing.
Designing the Online Learning Experience: Evidence-Based Principles and Strategies
Featuring authors Simone C. O. Conceição and Les Howles
Mar 25, 2021
2PM ET / 11AM PT
Register here for this free webinar.
In this webinar authors Simone Conceição and Les Howles will preview their new book, Designing the Online Learning Experience. They’ll discuss how online learning experiences can be enhanced through skillful design of learner interactions with course content, instructors, fellow learners, and other aspects of the online environment.
You’ll get introduced to an integrated framework and holistic way of thinking for crafting learning experiences that are more engaging, meaningful, and impactful for today’s modern online learners.
Learning That Matters
Featuring authors Caralyn Zehnder, Cynthia Alby, Karynne Kleine and Julia Metzker
Mar 24, 2021
12pm ET / 9am PT
Register for this free webinar at: http://ow.ly/aaO950E1cId
In this invigorating webinar, four long-time friends will explore three critical themes of their book, Learning that Matters: equity, culturally-affirming teaching strategies, and design principles. Join in the conversation with the educator-authors, who are committed to enacting practices for transformative learning for every student, no longer content to wait for others to chart that path for them.
Learning that Matters: A Field Guide to Course Design for Transformative Education is a pragmatic resource for designing courses that engage college students as active citizens. This "work" book provides research-informed approaches for creating learning experiences and developing innovative, intellectually-engaging courses. Whether a novice or a veteran, by engaging with the text, collaborating with colleagues, and reflecting on the important work of a teacher, any motivated educator can become a transformative educator.
Perfect for courses such as: Education Curriculum and Instruction | Design for Transformative Learning | An Introduction to Evidence-based Undergraduate Teaching | New Faculty Orientations | Freshman Seminar Faculty Trainings | Center for Teaching & Learning | Workshops in Course Design
This Zoom webinar is co-hosted by Myers Education Press and Stylus Publishing.
Author Christine Harrington gives us a preview of her new book, Keeping Us Engaged: Student Perspectives (and Research-Based Strategies) on What Works and Why, and shows us student engagement ideas that faculty can easily incorporate into their virtual and in-person classrooms.
Written with 50 student voices, this book shows readers how a professor's actions can result in changed attitudes, stronger connections to others and the course material, and increased learning.
When: Feb 24, 2021
12:00 PM Eastern / 9:00 AM Pacific
Registration is required for this free event.
Click here to register.
Stylus authors Kevin Kelly and Todd D. Zakrajsek will present an hour-long webinar describing key elements from their new book, Advancing Online Teaching: Creating Equity-Based Digital Learning Environments.
Advancing Online Teaching: Stylus Author Q&A Session
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021
12:00-1:00pm ET/9:00-10:00am PT
This webinar is free and registration via Zoom is required.
Sign up at: http://ow.ly/IcE150CGYtl
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Being Human in STEM
Partnering with Students to Shape Inclusive Practices and Communities
“Being Human in STEM is a welcome addition to the field of higher education that addresses how to unveil the curtain in STEM fields and embrace diversity. The authors describe a course with clear learning outcomes that directly confronts humanity in STEM. They describe its successful implementation at multiple institutions. The course counters the narrative that inclusivity cannot be directly addressed in undergraduate STEM education. I encourage all who want to provide exceptional learning experiences for their STEM students to consider how this course could be offered at their institution. There is a place for Being Human in STEM at colleges and universities of all types from community colleges; historically Black colleges and universities; minority serving institutions; tribal colleges and universities; public universities, private universities; master’s colleges and universities; small, private liberal arts colleges, to K-12 schools. The course is relevant to any institution educating students in STEM disciplines.
For those ready to explore an avenue for supporting diversity in STEM, the book provides a helpful roadmap for developing a Being Human in STEM course within any context. More than just the syllabus, the authors describe their experiences building the course and growing it into a community spanning several institutions, provide recommendations for implementation, give sample activities, assignments, and inclusive teaching approaches, and present feedback from students who completed the course. It’s all here.
Perhaps this book interests you for a variety of reasons - being human in STEM is an intriguing concept, you want to learn more detail about the course, you are interested in how such a course could fit in with the existing curriculum at your institution. Whatever your reasons, I hope you’ll consider utilizing the precious content to make STEM education more inclusive at your college, university, or K-12 school. Now is the time to stop hiding our identities behind the curtain. We need to embrace our humanity in STEM.”
from the Foreword by Tracie Marcella Addy, Lafayette College
Guide to Digital Accessibility
Policies, Practices, and Professional Development
“In this book, researchers and practitioners share a variety of ideas, examples, and strategies for addressing the problem of digital inaccessibility through institutional policy, course authoring practices, and professional development. The book excels at providing perspectives from education institutions of widely varying types and sizes. It can be an excellent resource for researchers seeking to advance the state of digital accessibility, or for anyone working to create a culture of accessibility at their own institutions.”
Terrill Thompson, Manager, IT Accessibility Team, UW-IT Accessible Technology Services, University of Washington
Mobile-Mindful Teaching and Learning
Harnessing the Technology That Students Use Most
"The majority of our formal learning in colleges, universities, and workplaces is technology mediated: it takes place beyond the formal spaces and times of classrooms and training sessions. While most of us prefer to support our learning using robust tools like laptops and desktop computers, we most often end up using our mobile phones, just because they are the devices we have with ourselves when learning moments happen.
In Mobile-Mindful Teaching and Learning, Dr. Christina Moore explains why this is so, introduces readers to our own mobile-learning habits, and provides concrete and practical advice for instructors and facilitators in a variety of teaching and learning situations. More importantly, Dr. Moore helps us to frame mobile devices as learner-success devices: key enablers of access to—and equity in—our educational programs. I highly recommend this book to colleagues who want to reach learners making time for study in otherwise busy lives."
Critical Teaching Behaviors
Defining, Documenting, and Discussing Good Teaching
“Barbeau and Cornejo Happel’s Critical Teaching Behaviors offers a comprehensive, practice-based, growth-oriented framework and process for planning, documenting, observing, and improving teaching and learning. It is well-grounded in the SoTL literature and incorporates research on Students as Partners (SaP) in a way that I have not seen before in approaches to evaluating teaching. I use their CTB framework in my own teaching practice and have recommended my department adopt it for our peer observation process.”
Trent W. Maurer, Ph.D., Professor of Human Development & Family Science, Georgia Southern University